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Lion Zion 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 185'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Erik Wolfe, 1996
Season: all
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 1, 2006

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almost to the anchor...

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Wow, this one's a doozey!
Start out on Gumby or Zebra Direct for the first 55 feet and pass the anchor at the top of Zebra Direct. Keep going up and right past some spaced out bolts on little nubs and edges. A bolted anchor comes just in time at about the same height as the second pitch of Zebra Zion. Descend in two raps with a 60m rope.


Just right of Zion dihedral


lots of draws (couple long) maybe 18....

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By mark d
Mar 11, 2006

i would like to get on this one. looks good.
By MisterE Wolfe
From: Bishop, CA
Nov 5, 2008

Nice to see the stars! Thanks! First ascent Wolfe/Devore.

It's also a great variation to Zebra Zion if you don't want to carry big gear to the top. An easy traverse to the pillar on the top of the second pitch of ZZ

Cheers, Erik
By Luke Stefurak
From: Seattle, WA
Jun 30, 2009

This route is lots of fun with constant edging and no real hard crux. Keep your weight on your feet and crimp forever.

With a 70m rope you can lower to the Zebra Direct anchors from the top. There are 8 or 9 bolts on the extension.

If linking from a lower climb put a sling on the ZD anchor and the 2nd bolt (a sling on the 1st bolt of the extension might help too).

If linking with Zebra Direct either skip the 3rd bolt or use a long sling for minimal drag.
By Erik Keever
Aug 5, 2015

Does anybody know about the new bolt line that continues above Lion? One person while I was there told me it's around .10d, that's all I know.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Mar 14, 2017

I have seen this rapped with a single 80m rope, but it was just a little short to be able to TR it.

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